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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

13 August - Blogs I'm Following II

10:35pm MDST


If either of Netanyahu’s right-wing political rivals for the Prime Minister’s job had been leading Israel over this last year or so, what would be the situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank today? A future potential Israeli leader is the extreme right-wing Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party which is devoted to creating a Greater Israel that includes all of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and excludes any possibility of there ever being a Palestinian state. Bennett is currently Minister of the Economy in Netanyahu’s cabinet. Another contender is the even more ex... more »

Why North Carolina Partisan Hack Robert Pittenger Owes A No Sweat Reelection To Steve Israel

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
In 2013 right-wing lunatic Robert Pittenger and a less extreme, business-friendly Republican calling himself a New Dem, Patrick Murphy, sent out a letter to House leadership from a motley crew of conservative freshmen-- from crackpot sociopaths like domestic terror supporter Steve Stockman (R-TX), congressional coke dealer Trey Radel (R-FL), whack job teabaggers like Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Ted Yoho to the usual aisle-crossing Blue Dogs and New Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party like Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ), Pete Gallego (Blue ... more »

Rest In Peace Lauren Bacall

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 54 minutes ago
Lauren Bacall (/ˌlɔrən bəˈkɔːl/, born Betty Joan Perske; (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress of film, stage, and musical theatre, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model. She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
*More Warmist deception* *The notorious Mark Serreze fails to mention below that there was open water at the North pole on several occasions throughout the 20th. century. As NOAA says: "Recently there have been newspaper articles describing the existence of open water at the North Pole. This situation is infrequent but has been known to occur as the ice is shifted around by winds. In itself, this observation is not meaningful."And Serreze is simply lying about the Northwest passage. It too has been navigated on many occasions in the past. It was first navigated by Roald Amund... more »

Ukraine: This Time, West Sides With Nazis

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*August 13, 2014 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A Russian aid convoy consisting of nearly 300 white trailer trucks carrying 2,000 tons of supplies for besieged Ukrainians in the eastern province of Luhansk is being blocked by the regime in Kiev. The Guardian in its article, "Russian aid convoy 'will not be admitted into Ukraine'," stated: *A Ukrainian security spokesman has said that a humanitarian convoy Russia has dispatched to eastern Ukraine will not be admitted into the country.* The Guardian would also admit: *Thousands of people are said to be short of water, electricity and med... more »

unveiled and lifted

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Sweeping agreements will further degrade university education in Ontario, "Canada"

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 hour ago
 By Denis G. Rancourt In mid-summer vacations we learned from the media that the "Ontario government has signed a sweeping set of agreements with universities and colleges that will oblige them to choose areas of specialty and avoid overlapping programs with one another". [1] This is a structural change that goes to the heart of institutional identity and jurisdiction. Thus, it is important

Seminar: Socialist Calculation Debate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] What’s on the agenda at tonight’s Auckland Uni Economics Group seminar? Here’s their update: One of the great economic controversies of the twentieth century was known as the Socialist Calculation Debate-drawing in thinkers and economists from Vienna to Moscow, and from Warsaw to Chicago—and included at its climax a joke whose punchline was new New Zealand. Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev entered the debate in 1956 by banging his shoe on the podium at the U.N., telling the west: "History is on our side. We will bury you in fine [goods]. You... more »

Monstermind or the Doomsday Machine? Autonomous Cyberwarfare

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
Today in Wired magazine, James Bamford published a seven-page story and interview with Edward Snowden. The interview is another unique look into the life and motivations of one of America’s most (in)famous whistleblowers; it is also another step in revealing the depth and technological capacity of the National Security Agency (NSA) to wage cyberwar. What Continue reading


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Judge: Council approval of Holy Cross river- front condo development was invalid ~Jaquetta White, New Orleans Advocate * *Judge approves move of mentally ill OPP patients out of New Orleans ~WWLTV *

Lee County, FL School Board Pledges to Research Opting Out Entire District

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
From News-Press.com: FCAT. Florida Standards. Common core. No matter what you call it, the school board wants it gone. Board members unanimously expressed their disdain for standardized testing at the school board meeting Tuesday, pledging to research the possibility of "opting out" the entire district from standardized testing. "There needs to be a come-to-Jesus meeting ... to talk about these issues point blank," Chairman Tom Scott said. Board member Don Armstrong said the district cannot afford to continue testing at the current rate. "A lot of our money is being poured out of... more »

The Mother of All Encores

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 2 hours ago
One of the things I love about classical music is discovering a new work or a piece by a composer you may not be all too familiar with. Such was the case this afternoon when I decided to escape our mini heatwave here and indulge in a few tunes. While Mozart is of course familiar to most, oft listened to and performed one of the unfortunate side effects with music of the Classical era is that there is a great deal of other great music out there that deserves to be better known but often isn't simply because....well, it's not Mozart. Anyhow, I came across some small ensemble works ... more »

Some Info On Yezidis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
An excerpt from, *"The Templars' last crusade for the Yezidis"* by Wayne Purdin, Examiner.com, August 1, 2009: Mark and the Gnostic Templars have undertaken a final crusade to spread the teachings of gnosis and how it forms the basis of all religions. A key element of this crusade is the preservation of the religion traditions of the Yezidis. Mark is making people aware of the genocide that the Yezidis are suffering and the truths about their religion through his website yezidiruth.org. He is also helping to establish a Yezidi center in Lincoln, Nebraska and an international shrine... more »

Germany debates arming Iraq | Journal + Helicopter pilot killed in Yazidi rescue crash, mourned in Iraq

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
Germany debates arming Iraq | Journal. Source: DW (English). Date Published: August 13, 2014. Description: Berlin is working on sending equipment to Iraqi Kurds to help fight off IS militants. But there's disagreement on whether that should include weapons. Helicopter pilot killed in Yazidi rescue crash, mourned in Iraq. Source: Reuters. Date Published: August 13, 2014.

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel: 'The World is Exploding All Over'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to Marines on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt *Defense Secretary: 'The World is Exploding All Over' -- Weekly Standard* Fresh off a trip to India and Australia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel took questions from some of the Marines and g... more »

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 13, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*With Or Without Maliki, Iraq Will Tear Itself Apart -- Peter Van Buren, Reuters* The word out of Washington is Nouri al-Maliki must go. A new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, will unify Iraq with American help. We’ve seen this movie before — an attempt at a quick fix of Iraq’s problems. Like every other quick fix tried, this one will fail, too. The United States is ignoring the inevitable: Iraq will eventually dissolve into separate nation-states. Efforts are needed to manage that process, not to hope it will go away. *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 13, 2014 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Hamas Agrees To New Cease-Fire; Israel Yet To Comment -- USA Today* The Hamas militant group that controls Gaza agreed Wednesday to extend the current cease-fire another 72 hours, a Hamas official said. The announcement by senior Hamas member Izzat al-Rishq came just a half-hour before a three-day truce was set to expire at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday. Israel had no immediate comment. Two hours before the cease-fire was to end, a rocket was fired from Gaza into southern Israel. It exploded in open country and caused no damage or injuries, Israe... more »

Ferguson Missouri Live Streams

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
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Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Here is a vivid example of the anti-Russian propaganda being taught by the US-EU backed regime in Kiev that came to power with the help of Nazi elements in Ukraine. Doing this to children is cruel but likely effective in planting the seeds of hatred of Russia. Very sad. This woman is Irina Farion from the ultra-nationalist camp in Kiev.

Let's talk about Francis Porretto...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*and his books.* Some people write books that inspire. Some write books to teach us something or to make us think, while others write books that are rollicking good fun. Very few writers manage to do all of these things at the same time. Enter Francis Porretto. Francis does that and more. He gives you big issues to ponder through the struggles of his characters and he allows you, the reader, to sort out your own answers. *Disclaimer:* I'm probably one of the worst book reviewers in the history of the world. It reminds me of the book reports we had to do in high school in wh... more »

The Flu Shot: Hunting Season for Eugenicists?

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*YouTube - Kenny Valenzuela* Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipping Seasonal Influenza Vaccine FDA Vaccine Insert Lists Autism as Adverse Reaction Sanofi Pasteur Fluzone Vaccine Insert Who is Censoring the Internet? CDC Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary Vaccine Exemption Forms *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Courtesy of Bob Mankoff we have a cartoonists' guide through the delicate subjects of proper eating habits and weight control

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Is everything O.K., sir? We noticedthat you aren't constantly eating."* *This delicious offering from Christopher Weyant comes from the slide show assembled by *New Yorker* cartoon editor Bob Mankoff for his latest blogpost, "Three Amazing Cartoon Diets You Won't Believe!"* *by Ken* As noted in the caption above, the title of Bob Mankoff's blogpost this week is "Three Amazing Cartoon Diets You Won't Believe!" And while Bob does eventually get to the promised cartoon diets, I'm afraid you'll have to check those out for yourself -- we're not going to get to that. In fact, as Bob ... more »

Heart Med Found to Increase Death in People with Irregular Heartbeat

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
Heather Callaghan In *An Account of the Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses*, published in 1785, Sir William Withering cautioned readers that extracts from the poisonous plant foxglove, also called digitalis, was not a perfect drug. He wrote: ...Time will fix the real value upon this discovery, and determine whether I have imposed upon myself and others, or contributed to the benefit of science and mankind. Fast forward 200 years - researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have finally highlighted that caution with the discovery that patients with atrial fibri... more »

Language as a Weapon of Tyrants

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*James Corbett* Language is the great tool of the tyrants. It always has been, and always will be. Patriots are expected to abide by a PATRIOT Act that destroys their Bill of Rights, support “surgical strikes” against “enemy combatants” by the Department of “Defense,” and cheer the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to those who wage war. Visit CorbettReport.com Visit BoilingFrogsPost.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

AIsha North: The manuscript of survival – part 423

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/the-manuscript-of-survival-part-423/ The manuscript of survival – part 423 For eons, mankind has been defined as consisting of single entities, carrying out their life’s work in hardship and toil from birth to death, for then to cease to exist altogether. In other words, you as humans have been defined as someone simply existing between the first and the last breath you take, and whatever comes before or indeed after that, is a subject shrouded in mystery. Be that as it may, you have by now managed to open your eyes to the fact that a hum...more »

Eye of Horus...an ancient esoteric joke?

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
I found this image tonight HERE, its a variation of the spooky "Eye of Horus" found in Egyptian and occult symbology. The article calls it "The Evil Eye box" (does that identify the "evil eye" as being the Eye of Horus? Here in Morocco the Hand of Fatima (sometimes called *the Hamsa* - or five) is a common piece of jewelry among the superstitous that is said to protect against the "Evil Eye" (Eye of Horus?). Wikipedia says that's a human look of anger or jealousy, but I wonder if really refers to something more ancient as to whatever the eye of Horus was? The Hand of Fatima A... more »

Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 3 hours ago
*Voices of Liberty* Know Your Rights host Britt Hysen speaks with Nina Hodjat of Hodjat Law and DUI Partners about 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. More at VoicesofLiberty.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Libya ( Forgotten ) Updates August 14 , 2014 -- Summing up Libya right now ( Libya Parliament passes law banning Militias by the end of the year , meanwhile the Militias are fighting like mad and shelling each other in Tripoli , EU and UN demand an immediate ceasefire - but who do they make the demand to ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/08/13/reports-of-civilians-casualties-following-heavy-shelling-in-western-tripoli/#axzz3AKGUVRAk Reports of civilians casualties following heavy shelling in western Tripoli *By Ajnadin Mustafa.* [image: Fires blaze in Ghot Shaal where the worst of last night's shelling took place (Photo: Social Media)] Fires blaze in Ghut Shaal where the worst of last night’s shelling took place (Photo:*Social Media*) *Tripoli, 13 August 2014:* At least five civilians were wounded with unconfirmed reports of a number of deaths last night following heavy shelling of seve... more »

Hager, rhymes with macabre

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Nicky Hager’s thesis appears to be that negative attack politics damages our political system. He makes the case in a book that is a negative political attack, the fourth in a series of attacks he has hoped each time will change an election. Nicky Hager is a privacy campaigner utterly opposed to government intrusion into private data and communications. Nicky Hager has published four books based on data derived from stolen communications. Nicky Hager is appalled that some bloggers (Cameron Slater, David Farrar) are National Party members, and are part of National Party campaigning... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China. Thanks for stopping by.

Paulo Coelho, “The Stone”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Stone”* by Paulo Coelho "A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking,” he said. “I know how valuable thi... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"And Yet..."* "And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip of daily necessity, I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the waters? Is it the branches that signal to each other? Is it flowers interweaving their fragrances or streets, as they wind through time?" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "It is important to remember that if you are being attacked emotionally, it is more than likely not about you at all. Hurtful confrontations often leave us feeling drained and confused. When someone attacks us emotionally, we may wonder what we did to rouse their anger, and we take their actions personally. We may ask ourselves what we could have done to compel them to behave or speak that way toward us. It’s important to remember that there are no real targets in an emotional attack and that it is usu... more »

US Special Ops meet 'refugees' on alleged beseiged mountain-

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Last post for today!* * Still looking for some serious thoughts on this post.. feel free to share'm* *1- Air Corridors & Bogus Humanitariansim as cover for wider war in the Middle East?* *And give a listen to-* *2- James Corbett: The Ebola Effect* Making plans? - Briefing the troops? If you haven’t figured it out already, no, I do not believe there are refugees in those mountains. It makes much more sense that the only people really there are NATO’s Islamist fighters- And Special Ops dropping on in just makes that truth all the more clear. *Japan Today* *A U.S. military officia... more »

Georgia Town's SWAT Team Video Exemplifies Police Thug Mentality

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
Libertarian blogger Radley Balko has posted a story at the Washington Post that perfectly illustrates the thug mentality of the American police state. In a short video that should scare the living hell out of residents of Doraville, Georgia, death metal music along with ominous military symbols bookend a SWAT team mini-tank zooming around while on a drill. With the ongoing plague of outbreaks of police state violence - in particular the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri it is important to understand that the police are completely out of control in this country. The Doraville ... more »

(Bye Bye Dave, Hulloo Toddy) Third-World Status Envied Now (The De-Industrialization of America) One Rich Exec Gets Personal (Gives $$$$$ Back To Help Others) Robin Williams, Adieu

Some final thoughts on "Meet the Flesh." ‘Equally insufferable' Who knew? National Review’s Jonah Goldberg is a Chuck Todd fan. No, really. Comments: LucienCordier • They should hire me and rename it "Meet the Cattle Prod". Start filibustering, speechifying, spewing talking points or avoiding a simple yes/no answer and ride the lightning. Sure to be a hit. NotBuyingItEvenForADollar •

GAIA PORTAL: Stillness at the center of Gaia energetic bodies has been realized in this moment

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Stillness at the center of Gaia energetic bodies has been realized in this moment* by ÉirePort Stillness at the center of Gaia energetic bodies has been realized in this moment. Fragmentation paradigms have been supplanted with unity constructs. Decimation of declinings has completed. Restoration of Gaia Energtics prior to next phase has been completed. Successive Gaia Hue-manity and hu-manity upgrades are next in line. ÉirePort | August 13, 2014 at 12:15 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-si

August 14, part two: (actually posted on July 15 and catching up with the Tand T of August 12))

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
Readers who check other sites I mention might have been trying to get Information Clearing House a few days ago - to find it closed. This has been a regular occurrence for some years. Unidentified hackers break in to put it out of service. Of course, we know the hackers can't possible be government agencies. I should also mention that if you scroll down a bit on the site, you will find, on the right margin a long list "alternative news and opinion sources". I am not familiar enough with most of them to make any recommendations. Something else to catch up on. The only big news on ... more »

Nanu nanu

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Like any other self-respecting blogger, I only (quite rightly) give credence to reports and opinion polls that back up my own beliefs, so I'm pleased to say that YouGov has it right over Robin Williams: 89% of British people say Robin Williams made them laugh Nine in ten British people say Robin Williams made them laugh... He certainly made me laugh in *Mork and Mindy*. (Not so much in *The Fisher King *though). I was a mere boy when he first called Orson and said 'Nanu nanu' to Mindy's motorcycling granny, but I remember enjoying his performance at the time, and then enjoying re... more »

Pre-K = Childhood's End?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Comment posted following “As the first day of school approaches, the city trains thousands of universal pre-K teachers,” on Chalkbeat Posted on August 12. I wonder how many of those interested in teaching Pre-K in New York have read the "New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core." The document is 62 pages long, filled with an astonishing list of standards that cover Approaches to Learning (e.g. "Asks questions using who, what, how, why, when, where, what if," Physical Development (e.g."runs, jumps and walks in a straight line, and hops on one foot"), Social Develo... more »

A Look At The Desperate Plight Of The Yazidis In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Arab Neighbors Joined ISIS Slaughter, Escaped Yazidi Says -- CNN* Faysh Khabur, Iraq (CNN) -- In an exodus of almost biblical proportions, thousands trudge across a river to escape killers belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Entire families carry nothing but the clothes on their backs. Some are barefoot. Jamal Jamir, a 23-year-old university student from Sinjar, told CNN his family fled to the barren and windswept Mount Sinjar more than a week ago after ISIS captured their town. The group, which calls itself the Islamic State, has been on a rampage, killin... more »

ISIS (Islamic State) Is On The March And They Are Winning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*It Doesn’t Matter If You Call It ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State, The Extremist Brand Is Winning -- Adam Taylor, Washington Post* Earlier this summer, the Associated Press announced that it would no longer refer to the Islamist militants who had taken over swaths of of Syria and Iraq as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and instead would call them ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The news agency justified the move by saying that it was a more accurate translation of the Arabic original, al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham (DAIISH or داعش), though some ... more »

The Ukraine Crisis Is Testing The Russian - German Relationship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Kurhaus resort garden in Wiesbaden, October 15, 2007. REUTERS/Bernd Kammerer/Pool *Ukraine Crisis Hardens Germany Against Russia, An Old Partner -- New York Times* BERLIN — Over recent months, something significant has happened in Europe: In the crisis over Ukraine, Germany has assumed leadership not just in its familiar fashion of trying to coax Russia away from belligerence and bluster, but in standing firm and imposing sanctions on Moscow even if it hurts German business. Perhaps even more remarka... more »

Fighters And Military Equipment Are Moving Freely On Russia's Border With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A Russian military helicopter takes off at a training site near the border with Ukraine in the Rostov region, August 7, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova *On Russia's Border With Ukraine, Fighters And Military Gear Move Freely -- Reuters* (Reuters) - In Russia's southwestern Rostov region bordering Ukraine, a military-style training camp, a broken down border fence and tracks consistent with armoured personnel carriers or tanks add to a body of evidence of Russian involvement in Ukraine's war. The Kremlin has consistently denied assertions by the West that it is arming, suppo... more »

Do You Think Obama Has What It Takes To Save The World From Global Warming?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
In an OpEd about executive action regarding immigration reform for *USAToday*, Bush former Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, urged Obama to act. And Gonzales makes the case that Obama has American constitutional precedent on his side. Determining the limits of the president's inherent power to act in the absence of either an express constitutional or congressional grant of authority is one of the most difficult challenges in constitutional law. In part, this is because our courts have been inconsistent in defining the scope of the President's inherent authority. Some constitut... more »

Iain Duncan Smith and the Race to the Bottom

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Here we go again. In the topsy turvy Tory world of our beloved Department for Work and Pensions secretary, joblessness is *not* caused by a lack of jobs but instead "cultures of worklessness". To his mind, there are millions living it up on the taxpayer dollar - skivers being kept in e-cigs, iPads and *Jeremy Kyle* appearances. They do not work because they have no incentive to take a job. It's all bullshit and myth. When a million people queue up every week down the food bank, surely IBS and his chums at the Department would be more concerned about fixing that very real, very pres... more »

Astronomers and Alien Spacecraft

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
It is sort of an ongoing belief that astronomers don’t see UFOs… or as some of those claiming this say, “Alien spacecraft.” Some astronomers have seen things that could be classified as UFOs, meaning unidentified flying objects as opposed to spacecraft. Clyde Tombaugh who discovered the now demoted planet Pluto, had a sighting, but it was of rectangular lights passing overhead which could have been some kind of spacecraft or might have been some misunderstood natural phenomenon so strange that he had never seen anything like it. The point here that could be debated was if Tombaugh ... more »

Supplemental: Playing with their Hillary dolls!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014* *Reading her mind and speaking in her voice:* This morning, the New York Times published three letters about Hillary Clinton’s recent interview, the one about foreign affairs. Three is *not* a large number. Under the circumstance, it’s striking to us that the Times chose to publish the following tribute to the practice of playing with dolls. We’ll do a bit of highlighting: LETTER TO THE NEW YORK TIMES (8/13/14): *It appears to me that Hillary Clinton’s interview* with Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic, which Frank Bruni wrote about in “Hillary, Barbed a... more »

Joe's weird objections against state dependence

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
*The state dependence is a simple example of effective superselection sectors; Joe's firewall confusion is linked to his sleeping beauty mistakes* I have finally found some time to watch more videos from Strings 2014. You may download them from the conference web page about talks or watch many/most/all of them on the GraduatePhysics YouTube channel. The talks by Joe Polchinski, Kyriakos Papadodimas, and Suvrat Raju are among those that talk about the black hole interior. This blog's fans want to see Suvrat's talk, 25:40-25:50. ;-) What Suvrat and Kyriakos say makes sense. I looked a... more »

Motivational Video: “Why Do We Fall?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Hedgehog Productions, “Why Do We Fall?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgmVOuLgFB0

“There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide”* by Katie Hurley “I am a survivor of suicide. I don't talk about it a lot these days, as I've reached the point where it feels like a lifetime ago. Healing was a long and grief-stricken process. There were times when I felt very alone in my grief and there were times when I felt lost and confused. The trouble with suicide is that no one knows what to say. No one knows how to react. So they smile and wave and attempt distraction... but they never ever say the word. The survivors, it seems, are often left to survive on their own. I experienced... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

The Economy: "Armed Zombies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Armed Zombies" * by Bill Bonner "A regular reader writes in. The bone he picks concerns our definition of zombie: "Your definition of ZOMBIE is WRONG. A ZOMBIE lives on the back of someone else and is not productive (he consumes more than he produces). This is true in PRIVATE and PUBLIC BUSINESS. Zombies in the private sector are the most dangerous." Most dangerous? Probably not. There are plenty of zombies in the private sector. But they are usually unarmed. It's the armed zombies that pose a risk to your life as well as your money. *Zombie Jobs Program: *Still, there are plent... more »

Real ethnic cleansing in Iraq, not the fake sort in 'Palestine'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
' Today, Qaraqosh stands 90 per cent empty, desecrated by the gunmen of the fanatical Islamic State terror group now in control. The majority of the town's 50,000 people have fled, fearing that, like other Christians in this region, they will be massacred. The militants, in a further act of sacrilege, have established their administrative posts in the abandoned churches.' More herehttp://www.liononasnowyday.com/news/message-vicar-baghdad/but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC where the only only ethnic cleansing happens (even though it doesn't) in Israel and only Israel ca... more »

Robin Williams, Toys, and charter schools

Shaun Johnson at @ THE CHALK FACE - 9 hours ago
I am for some reason feeling very sad about the loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Just a quick note. A few weeks ago, I was for some reason thinking about his movie Toys. It’s interesting, if only for its sets and costumes. Actually, now that I think about it, I was reminded of the […]

History Rises Again

David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 10 hours ago
History Rises Again.Filed under: SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings from the Chalk Face


Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 10 hours ago
*Missouri PD trains rifles on peaceful citizens exercising free speech* *BY INFOWARS.COM* * St. Louis P.D. points sniper at protestor for standing in the street. Ferguson, MO is officially a police state. Warning: Video contains adult language; viewer discretion is advised.* Infowars is on the scene live in Ferguson, Missouri. *Warning: Video contains adult language; viewer discretion is advised.* Check out our Ustream live below: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Watch excerpts from Infowars’ man-on-the-street coverage below: *Related Article:... more »

Searching For Answers About The Ebola Virus Fear: The One Question About Ebola That Nobody Can Seem To Answer

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
Yes, I have been tracking the so called Ebola "outbreak" that has been spreading across west Africa for the moment, with reports now coming in that it may have already leaped to Europe (and North America) as well... We may indeed be watching a new Pandemic taking place, OR this may be another false fear along the lines of the infamous "swine flu" epidemic that was in all our so called media a few years back... People are quick to forget that the "swine flu" epidemic was a dud and forced many people to unwittingly line up and allow the criminals in our Pharmaceutical Industry to injec... more »

Look who's started at 'Newsnight'!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Having taken by eye off *Newsnight* I failed to notice that another new recruit has started there. He's Nick Hopkins and he's now their Investigations Correspondent. Ian Katz, as a former deputy editor of the *Guardian*, who took over at *Newsnight *soon after the *Guardian *reporter Allegra Stratton was appointed to the post of *Newsnight *political editor, has made a number of striking appointments - including the TUC's economics advisor Duncan Weldon as economics correspondent and the *FT's *Chris Cook as policy editor. Others came from within the BBC or from ITV or Channel 4. ... more »

Ebola - It's the French Again

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
Now, that's just silly. There is "Ebola" in Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (all Anglophone recalcitrant Commonwealth states within striking distance of Libya, Mali and Chad), and also Nigeria ('nuff said). This is the French. The people of Ghana and Cote d'Irvoie are extremely lucky, able as they are to move around in their private helicopters from place to place. Oh, Look at that. "The deadly Ebola virus could solve France's immigration problems in three months, Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and honorary president of France's far-Right Front National, has said in ... more »

Ukraine Rebels Post Video Of Ambush That Killed 12 Ukrainian Militia Fighters (Graphic Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
In this screenshot from a video released by the Donetsk People's Republic, which is considered a terrorist organization in Ukraine, talks about an ambush and shooting of the bus with Right Sector fighters outside of Donetsk on Aug. 12. © Courtesy *Graphic Video Shows Right Sector Fighters Killed By Kremlin-Backed Militants; Yarosh Vows Revenge (VIDEO) -- Kyiv Post* A video released through the Youtube account the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic confirms reports of the deaths of several activists of the Ukrainian nationalistic Right Sector on Aug. 12. A Russian-backed mi... more »

Ukraine Civil War News Updates -- August 13, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*As Showdown Looms, Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Eastern Ukraine -- Voice of America* As Ukraine promises to deny entrance to a convoy of nearly 300 Russian trucks carrying what Russia says are aid to civilians in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, the humanitarian situation is worsening in the region's besieged cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. As the Russian convoy nears the border, Ukrainian and Western officials fear that Moscow is planning to exploit a worsening crisis in east Ukraine by cloaking a military mission in the guise of a humanitarian aid convoy. *Read more* ....... more »

Expect Terrorism Blowback From U.S. Air Strikes In iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Experts Warn of Terrorism Blowback From Iraq Air Strikes -- Michael Crowley, Time* *ISIS has long threatened America openly — will Obama's strikes inspire it to act?* The American air strikes against a militant group in Iraq could motivate the fighters to retaliate with terrorist attacks against U.S. civilians, experts warn. President Barack Obama’s air strikes against militants from the group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) “could increase the likelihood that ISIS or somebody inspired by ISIS, would strike against the homeland,” says Seth Jones, a terrorism expe... more »

U.N. Representative: Iraq Will Never Be The Same

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*‘Iraq Will Never Be The Same’ After Fall Of Mosul To ISIS, Says U.N. Representative -- CNN* Warning that Iraq “will never be the same” after Mosul fell to ISIS, the head of the U.N.’s mission in Iraq warned on Tuesday that the country’s next government must act quickly to heal political rifts. “ISIS has been very clever in using the fault-lines that exist within Iraqi society and implanting itself pretty much a cancer would in a human body,” Nikolay Mladenov told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour. “It needs to be dealt with at a security level, but it also needs to ... more »

Crisis In Iraq -- News Updates August 13, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Iraq PM 'Will Not Quit' Without Court Ruling -- Al Jazeera* Nouri al-Maliki says only court decision can force him out as US sends more military personnel to violence-hit nation. Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that it will take a federal court ruling for him to leave power, defying the president's decision to task a rival with forming the next government. In his weekly televised address, Maliki on Wednesday said the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace him as prime minister was a "violation" of the constitution and "had no value". "I confirm that the governm...more »


David Greene at @ THE CHALK FACE - 11 hours ago

NRCC Caught Cheating Again-- Creating Fake News Reports To Mislead Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Ex-Sheriff Dave Reichert confesses that Greg Walden (R-OR) was the real Green River serial killer who murdered over 100 women in Washington A few days ago someone sent me a red hot scoop on corporate shill and ex-bank lobbyist Pete Aguilar. It was too good to be true and I couldn't wait to get it up on my blog. But it actually *was* too good to be true. I tweeted out that Aguilar-- who is prone to substance abuse-- was taped on a donor call demeaning Israel and comparing Hamas to America's Founding Fathers. I started writing. The more I wrote, the fishier it smelled. I emailed Boris... more »

Origins Of Iraq’s Ethnosectarian Quota System

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Many are wondering what a post-Nouri al-Maliki government will be like, but one thing that will stay the same are the ethnosectarian quotas. Many believe that the Americans created this system during the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). While the U.S. did institutionalize the concept, it actually came from the Iraqi opposition groups that were formed during the reign of Saddam Hussein. Starting in the 1990s a series of meetings were held in an attempt to unify the multiplicity of anti-Saddam organizations. Quotas were originally created to try to give proper representation t... more »

Big Sky fanzine - Philip K Dick novel reviews by Mike Philbin

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
new editions of BIG SKY (edited by Peter Young) are now available online. Editor Peter Young writes, *"Big Sky 3 and 4 are two parts of a special project released for Loncon 3. Both are concerned entirely with Gollancz’s 'SF Masterworks list' – every title has reviews and commentary, all listed in order of appearance."* I'm mentioning it here because I have a couple of Philip K Dick novel reviews in Big Sky 3: 1) PHILIP K. DICK, FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID 2) PHILIP K. DICK, A MAZE OF DEATH.

Air Corridors & Bogus Humanitariansim as cover for wider war in the Middle East?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*BTW- Today's posting follows up on three previous posts concerning Iraq all three are linked here* *The Yazidi genocide narrative strains credulity- No fly zone by stealth* *And is also connected to this post?* *If you have been following along you're good to go!* *Recall this map?* *Oil pipeline locale* *Maps are good for understanding where in the world events are unfolding-* Make it larger for more detail *Recapping* -The Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) will set up a new, 20,000-person refugee camp for Turkmens in the Fishkabur region of Do... more »

Normalized US Hurricane Losses 1900-2013

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 12 hours ago
Here is the updated normalized US hurricane loss figure through 2013, the red line shows the linear trend (ever so slightly negative, but not significantly so). The source is: Pielke, Jr., R.A., J. Gratz, C.W. Landsea, D. Collins, M. Saunders, and R. Musulin (2008), Normalized Hurricane Damages in the United States: 1900-2005. *Natural Hazards Review* *9:*29-42. And is updated to 2014 values by ICAT. How do we know if the normalization is any good? We compare it to trends in hurricane frequency and intensity, and when we do so we find no evidence for a residual bias in our methods.... more »

Studies Show

Capt. Fogg at The Impolitic - 12 hours ago
By CApt. Fogg Studies show. How many fraudulent arguments and political pieties begin with that statement? Milk produces phlegm, Gluten causes inflammation, calories don't count, Obama caused the recession, money trickles down from the "job creators" human activities don't affect the climate. No matter how many large, double-blind studies are published in peer-reviewed journals, these flawed "Studies" many of which are speculations and fabrications or selected anecdotes persist. Nobel laureate psychologist and Economist Daniel Kahneman's book *Thinking Fast and Slow* posits th... more »

Israelis And The Palestinians Are Deadlocked With Only Hours Left before The Ceasefire Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Israeli soldiers rest just outside the border with the northern Gaza Strip August 12, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/ Amir Cohen *Time Running Out On Gaza Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas -- CNN* Gaza (CNN) -- Less than a day remains of a temporary cease-fire in Gaza. Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials aimed at agreeing on a more lasting end to hostilities are expected to continue Wednesday in Cairo. The three-day truce is due to expire just after midnight local time (5 p.m. ET). Egypt is pushing the Israelis and Palestinians to extend the cease-fire past its curre... more »

The Police Murder in St. Louis and the Militarization of American Society

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*Jerry White* *Yet another unarmed young man has been shot to death, execution style, by police on the streets of an American city. In response to demonstrations of popular outrage, riot police have attacked protests with tear gas and rubber bullets and arrested scores of people. A pregnant woman says she was thrown on the ground, maced and held at gunpoint.* The victim this time is 18-year-old Michael Brown, riddled Saturday with a dozen bullets from the gun of a cop in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson. The anger that has engulfed metropolitan St... more »

Bad Headline

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
So some cops in someplace called Ferguson USA, shot an UNARMED black teenager about eight times, killing him. Apparently it escalated from the young man and his friend walking on the road on their way to the young man's grandmother's house. There's been protests and rioting and, in an unexpected turn, hacktivist community "Anonymous" has hacked the city's computers to look for some actionable filth. Anyway, the CBC has a story based on this ongoing tragedy. And the headline just rubs me the wrong way: "Michael Brown Shooting. Why Blacks in the US believe they're targeted by police... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Plans to reopen historic grocery at St. Claude and Elysian Fields advance ~Jaquetta White, New Orleans Advocate * *Coast Guard investigates multiple vessel collision on Mississippi ~WWLTV* *A University of New Orleans student runs an online boutique of goods made exclusively in Louisiana ~Paige Rita Nulty, Gambit* *2015 International Roofing Expo Gives Back to New Orleans through Community Service Day ~Sharon Glorioso, Construction Magazine Networt *

Ferguson Riots Move the US One Step Closer to Insurrection

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 13 hours ago
*Justin King | The Anti-Media* Many question the moral authority of the rioting in Ferguson that was triggered by yet another killing of an unarmed teen. The rioting is a symptom of a larger nationwide trend of resistance to the encroaching police state, and specifically the ability of law enforcement officials to kill, maim, and harass without consequence. The riots began before all of the facts were gathered about the shooting. The timing of the riot is important. Preemptive rioting and the destruction of private property is the third step in a historical cyc... more »

World News Briefs -- August 13, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Israel, Palestinians Continue Talks as Cease-fire End Nears -- Voice of America* The threat of renewed war in Gaza loomed on Wednesday as the clock ticked toward the end of a three-day cease-fire with no sign of a breakthrough in indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians. A Palestinian official described the negotiations as at a "very sensitive stage," but there was no public indication that a breakthrough was near. The halt in fighting is due to end as a 72-hour cease-fire expires late Wednesday (2100 UTC, 5 p.m. EDT). *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Iraq PM ... more »

PLAYING WITH DOLLS: Maddow’s selectively aching heart!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014* *Interlude—Back to the past:* We’ll go ahead and admit it. We’d prefer that our intellectual leaders not go on TV and play with dolls—or even with their toy cars. It does make them easier to adore, if only in a dim-witted way. It may be smart to encourage such reactions, if the suits are paying you $7 million per year. That said, the analysts were crying last month as Rachel Maddow played with her toy car one night, then with her paper dolls the next. They began to wail when she fashioned a virtual Chucky doll, which she used to assail the national pre... more »

The Continuing Israeli Genocide Of Gaza: Iron Dome Is A Fake!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
Yes, we are continuing to watch a temporary "lull" in the Israeli war against the innocent people holed up in the world's largest open air concentration camp known as the Gaza Strip.... It seems that this shakey and momentary "cease fire" will not hold much longer due to the fact that the so called "peace negotiations" to actually end the fighting for the near future are a dismal failure (no surprise here) as Israel continues to make impossible demands on their own creation, Hamas, and will not allow for the reconstruction of Gaza from all the damage they have inflicted.... With the... more »

James Corbett: The Ebola Effect

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Info packed segment from James Corbett @ The Corbett Report Are you worried about the ebola pandemic? Should you be? Is it hype? Real? A false flag? Bioterrorism? A Big Pharma scam? Join James today on The Corbett Report podcast as he peels back the layers of the ebola onion and exposes the pandemic endgame. Before I get to my latest *thesis* ( that means it will be lengthy) on ISIS/Iraq etc.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 13, 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The fourth prototype Т-50 fifth generation jet fighter (RIA Novosti) *Russia To Deploy Fifth-Gen Fighters, S-500 Missiles In 2016 -- RT* In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said. Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev gave an outline of his branch's modernization plans, including the build-up of Arctic infrastructure, in a radio interview with the Russian News Service station on Sunday. The flight trials of PAK FA (T-50) w... more »

Israel's annihilation has begun, says PLO envoy to Tehran

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
'Israel's annihilation has begun, says PLO envoy to Tehran Ambassador from Abbas's PA blames US, western countries for having created 'a fake regime in Palestine'' And these are the moderate Palestinians who are apparently Israel's partners in peace... Bullshit More here http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-annihilation-has-begun-says-official-plo-envoy-to-tehran/

The Truth about the UN

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
The Truth about the UN here http://youtu.be/qIRJO9TaaOI but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC

Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 14 hours ago
Brandon Smith *From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movem... more »

Before Hamas Gaza was free

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The stealth edits that the BBC have made to its online report about the civilian casualty figures in Gaza have been examined by Hadar at BBCWatch. “Nonetheless, if the Israeli attacks have been “indiscriminate”, as the UN Human Rights Council says, it is hard to work out why they have killed so many more civilian men than women.” That’s how Anthony Reuben’s findings were reported in the original version. Instead, it now reads: “Nonetheless, the proportion of civilian men over 18 killed seems high and it is not immediately obvious why.” Someone at the BBC decided to substitute Anth... more »

CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Jon Rappoport Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society. Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA. The intention is there, in the record. A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program. The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May 1955. It begins: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:... more »

How Many Canadians Still Read?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://thegambiaechos.com/ Mark Kennedy reports that one of the pillars of Stephen Harper's 2015 election campaign will be an all out assault on what he and his minions call "media elites." Harper stands everything on its head and creates enemies wherever he can. During his last election campaign, it was those very media elites who overwhelmingly endorsed him. However, several of his critics have sharpened their pens. And they intend to take on the prime minister. There is, of course, Justin Trudeau's forthcomin... more »

Chicken and Kale Egg Rolls

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
As my husband continues his egg roll kick (seriously, the guy is obsessed, and I'm not complaining), he decided to do something a little more authentic. The featured ingredient this time is kale. If you're not familiar with kale, it's a bitter green vegetable by itself, but tastes great when combined with other ingredients. These chicken and kale egg rolls are super easy to make, easy on the wallet and taste very authentic. INGREDIENTS - 1 lb. chicken, shredded - 1/2 lb. kale, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces - 3/4 cup shredded carrot - 1/2 tsp. sugar - 2 teaspoons fi... more »

The Kremlin's Propaganda War On The Internet Is In Full Swing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Kremlin's Troll Army -- Daisy Sindelar, The Atlantic* Moscow is financing legions of pro-Russia Internet commenters. But how much do they matter? Like many people with access to the Internet and a holster full of gadgets, Vladimir Nesterenko is living a double existence. In real life, the 49-year-old Kiev native is a published author and darling of the Ukrainian counterculture. Online, he's "Adolfych"—a Russian-speaking mischief-maker who uses his Twitter, Facebook, and LiveJournal accounts to comment, sometimes thoughtfully and often profanely, on the deepening conflict wit... more »

Ukraine Announces That They Will Stop Russia's 'Aid Convoy' At The Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A Russian convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters *280-Truck Russian Aid Convoy Set To Reach Ukraine Border Within Hours -- The Guardian* *West fears operation is a prelude to invasion while Moscow insists it wants to help residents trapped by conflict* A huge Russian convoy allegedly carrying humanitarian aid was expected to reach the Ukrainian border on Wednesday afternoon, in an operation the west fears may be a prelude to a Russian invasion but which Moscow insists is designed to relieve the suffering of besieged residents trapped by confli... more »

Shopper Tracking Device Embedded in Store Mannequins

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
Iconeme John Galt The search for predictive behavior technology to target shopping habits has been a contentious one in the United States. Several years ago a notice appeared at Promenade Temecula in California, and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. which advised shoppers that their cell phone signal would be used to track them as they move from store to store. Despite privacy assurances, that test-run produced enough outrage to force the UK maker of the technology, Path Intelligence, as well as mall management to halt the surveillance. Senator Charles Schumer was embroile... more »

Wisconsin Is In Contention-- To Elect The Most Extreme Member Of Congress… Meet Glenn Grothman

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Tom Petri has been the most mainstream of Wisconsin's 5 conservative congressmen. First elected in 1979, he's generally considered a "moderate" in Congress and has been part of Steve Israel's Center Aisle caucus of Blue Dogs and mainstream Republicans. This has also guaranteed that he wouldn't face any serious challenges from Democrats while Israel ran the DCCC. Even though Obama won the R+5 district in 2008, the DCCC protected Petri in 2010 and 2012 and this year-- aside from conflict of interests ethics charges-- the only impediment to reelection looked like a primary challenge ... more »

Beyond the Propaganda

Mark Daniels at Global Political Awakening - 15 hours ago
*TEDx* Scott Taylor is a former infantryman in the Canadian Military, and has been the publisher of *Esprit de Corps* magazine since 1988. He is also an award-winning author, documentary filmmaker and war correspondent. Scott Taylor is the author of* Embedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: UNACCOMPANIED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT MINORS 'ENTITLED TO' PUBLIC EDUCATION* The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally. “We have begun to receive inquiries regarding educational services for a specific group of immigrant children who have been in the news – children from Central America who have recently crossed the U.S. - Mexico border,” the Departmen... more »

United Nations: Death Toll In Ukraine Conflict Has Doubled In 2 Weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
People in Lugansk carry the bodies of those killed during an artillery attack on the city (RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikov) *Death Toll In Ukraine Conflict Doubles In 2 Weeks, Reaches 2,086 - UN -- RT* The number of killed and wounded in eastern Ukraine has doubled to 2,086 over the last two weeks, according to the UN’s “very conservative estimates”. "This corresponds to a clear escalating trend," UN human rights spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told Reuters in response to a query. Over 60 people have been killed or wounded every day, Pouilly added. Almost 5,000 have been wounded. The f... more »

Sometimes In Life - A Poem & Guest Post by Magnus Ericsson

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
[image: follow your heart Pictures, Images and Photos] Sometimes in life The time is just not right But don’t be discouraged Because your Life knows your Heart knows that one day everything will be - as it is supposed to be that is a divine will that in time – everything will be - just as it is supposed to be trust in providence - and know that one day - your life will be what you deepest inside wish for and you Will be able to live your life through the will and love in your heart just be still, and be patient and trust in the saying everything is in order everything... more »

Ukraine keeps playing games ( August 13 , 2014 ) -- Ukraine Digs In, Refuses Entry To Russian Convoy, Calls It "Provocation By A Cynical Aggressor"

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/08/ukraine-sitrep-august-13-1515-utczulu.html WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 Ukraine SITREP August 13, 15:15 UTC/Zulu: A really weird moment in the Ukrainian civil war The current situation in the Ukraine is even more unstable and unpredictable than before, and at least three major developments might have a crucial impact on the outcome of this civil war. *The Russian humanitarian convoy* The situation with the Russian humanitarian convoy (287 trucks) is as confused as ever and I am personally still completely clueless as to what the Russian pla... more »

The sound of Islamic unity...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Dog! Traitor! - Islamists' Debate on ISIS and Hamas http://youtu.be/TYvBpU_UwzI

“Ebola: One Question That Nobody Can Seem To Answer”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Ebola: One Question That Nobody Can Seem To Answer”* by Michael Snyder “How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus? That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer. The World Health Organization is reporting this as a fact, but no explanation is given as to why this is happening. We are just assured that Ebola “is not airborne” and that getting infected “requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person”. If this is true, then how have more than 170 health workers caught the disease... more »

U.S. Navy Receives Patents For More Developments Than Most U.S. High Tech Companies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A half-scale ultra heavy-lift amphibious connector prototype created by Navatek Ltd. and the Navy’s Office of Naval Research, linking with the USS Rushmore in July 2014. The Navy is ranked high among 2013 new patent holders. Photo credit: Navy.mil. *Apple, Qualcomm Tops in Patents? Nope, Try the Navy -- Times of San Diego* The U.S. Navy received patents for more developments last year than most of the Fortune 500 corporations ranked in a recent report. The Navy increased its patents by 12 percent, having been granted 399 patents while climbing three slots to no. 89 on the IP Record... more »


        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
I like this cover of this song better than the orginal! Thanks Helga! -AK

Militarized Police Turn Ferguson Missouri Into a War Zone

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 17 hours ago
The militarized police have essentially declared the city of Ferguson, Missouri to be a war zone. Ferguson, which lies suburbs of St. Louis erupted into street protests after the police gunned down 18 year old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The militarized police in America have become increasingly violent in the post 9/11 era and Brown's shooting pushed many in Ferguson over the edge. The uprising unfortunately included the standard destruction as well as the idiotic and inevitable looting that criminal elements so often engage in during such outbursts of chaos. Those ... more »

Russian farmer marches ducks into barn

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago

Morocco Diary #8

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Morocco Diary #8* By American Kabuki Its mid August and we are truly in the "dog days of summer". The beaches a chock-a-block with mushrooming beach umbrellas and kids splashing and paddling the waters in the boogy boards and floaters. Thousands of Moroccans jam the beaches now. I had no idea how crowded it got here. Moroccans come north this time of year to swim in the Mediterranean Sea and feel the cool breezes coming off it. There are also a good number of Spanish visitors but that has declined in recent years given the economic troubles in the EU. Oeud Laou, which has ... more »

Iraq and Syria Wars blurring together ( August 10 , 2014 ) -SPECIAL Update Sunday Agust 10 , 2014 - Has Maliki launched a coup ? ( check various updates at tweets section ! ) As the US joins in the ongoing Iraq sectarian War , at what point does it reluctantly start attacking IS in Syria as well ? Most recent news by way of tweets ( conflicting items regarding current PM Malik - might have been replaced by Tarek Najim , might still be negotiating his departure . )

Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/8/5982501/the-us-is-now-bombing-its-own-military-equipment-in-iraq?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=voxdotcom&utm_content=friday The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq Updated by Max Fisher on August 8, 2014, 3:02 p.m. ET @Max_Fisher max@vox.com TWEET (2,754) SHARE (26K) +1 <a class="p-button-social has-icon linkedin" href="http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&source=Vox&summary=This+one+bitterly+ironic+detail+encapsulates+a+decade+of+American+misadventure+in+Iraq.&title=The+US+bombing+its+ow... more »

Troubles brewing in China and Japan's Economies ( August 13 , 2014 ) -- New loans and shadow banking collapse in China , while Abenomics continue to ravage the Japanese economy ......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-yuan-loans-and-shadow-banking.html Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:05 AM New Yuan Loans and Shadow Banking Collapse in China; Record Bank Deposit Slump A major alarm bell just rang in China with the release of July credit figures according *Macro Business Australia*. Chinese Credit Just Collapsed and shadow banking with it. Here are a couple of charts. *Yuan Loans* New yuan loans were 385.2 bn versus 780.0 bn expected and and prior was 1080. *Shadow Banking* Aggregate social financing was 273 bn yuan versus 1500.0 bn expect... more »

Afghanistan Update ( August 13 , 2014 ) - Afghanistan’s Ghani: No Power-Sharing If I Win Recount US Election Deal in Serious Doubt as Ghani Rejects Key Pledge ....... Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul Taliban claims responsibility for bombing that killed four civilians and injured dozens in Afghanistan's capital...... Editorial: Election crisis, peace talks and policy shift

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
http://news.antiwar.com/2014/08/12/afghanistans-ghani-no-power-sharing-if-i-win-recount/ Afghanistan’s Ghani: No Power-Sharing If I Win RecountUS Election Deal in Serious Doubt as Ghani Rejects Key Pledge by Jason Ditz, August 12, 2014 Print This | Share This Analysts have been noting how little point there was to the latest Afghan Presidential election, as after evidence of massive fraud and ballot stuffing, the US negotiated a deal for both candidates to share power. Ashraf Ghani, who won the first count and was the one many election officials were stuffing boxes on behalf of, has f... more »

Syria Update ( August 13 , 2014 ) - Iraq has sucked the media attention away from Syria , here are some items from the battlefield to consider - Last ‘Moderate’ Rebel Area in Northern Syria Poised to Fall FSA Losing Ground to Both Military, Islamists

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
http://news.antiwar.com/2014/08/12/last-moderate-rebel-area-in-northern-syria-poised-to-fall/ Last ‘Moderate’ Rebel Area in Northern Syria Poised to FallFSA Losing Ground to Both Military, Islamists by Jason Ditz, August 12, 2014 Print This | Share This Long the US-backed “moderate” rebel umbrella for the Syrian Civil War, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) became operationally irrelevant long ago, as the US tried to find factions among the Islamist rebels they could spin as palatable. The FSA has remained bankrolled by the US, for all the good it’s done. Now, the FSA is reporting that lite... more »

Iraq Updates ( August 13 , 2014 ) - No shock that the Pentagon's plan for a more boots on the battlefield finding fertile ground at the White House ..... ISIS a threat because of changing tactics or because it's controlling the oil in Syria and trying to do the same in Iraq .......Is the next Iraq PM just Maliki with better PR and a smoother approach ? Regional Support from the new PM as another day of death dealing goes by the boards.......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Anti War .......... Pentagon Proposing Ground Combat Operation for Yazidi Rescue130 'Advisers' Laying the Groundwork for Open Combat With ISIS by Jason Ditz, August 12, 2014 Print This | Share This The US war in Iraq is escalating at a remarkable rate, and less than a week after the commencement of the air war, the Pentagon is putting the finishing touches on a proposal to send ground troops into open combat operations against ISIS. It’s the exact thing US officials have repeatedly promised never to do – send ground troops into combat roles in Iraq. Yet with the Pentagon now having c... more »

"If you don't know the facts, stay quiet"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
"If you don't know the facts, stay quiet" Good advice for the many idiots on social media who opine about Israel and the Palestinians without knowing anything other than the crap spouted by Hamas and their mouthpieces in the West. Also the BBC's Middle East 'journalists' and those back in London would do well to listen and think, but they won't as they prefer to vilify Israel.

U.S. Navy, General Atomics and HII started EMALS tests onboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: EMALS generator]The Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Newport News, Virginia is all abuzz as below deck-testing of the Navy’s newest aircraft launch system begins aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Following months of large-scale hardware deliveries containing critical components of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and shipboard installation by HII, teams from the government and industry partner General Atomics completed installation of the software — the brains of the new system. Below deck-testing began A... more »

Images from Ancient Morocco

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
By American Kabuki August 13, 2013 Here's a number of images I found in the Medina of Tetouan. There were created as photos for postcards, I don't know the names of these paintings but they show an ancient Morocco that is both familiar to the modern one (particularly in design motifs) and quite different at the same time. It appears to me that intermarriage with Europeans and Arabs has been very common as Moroccans today are far lighter in skin than in these images which are more African. Genetic diversity is always genetic vitality. Morocco is a melange of cultures that has ... more »

Yet Another 'Failure' for Akash Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on Tuesday conducted a user trial of surface-to-air sophisticated missile Akash from a defence base off the Odisha coast. The missile targeted at Mirage aircraft reportedly failed to deliver the desired results. Defence sources said the indigenously developed missile was test fired from the launching complex - III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea. Read more

LCA business partners decide to increase indigenisation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]The business partners working on India's prestigious Light Combat Aircraft - a lightweight multirole fighter jet - have decided to ensure the indigenous content of components used in the aircraft touches 80 per cent in the next three years. At the indigenous strategic partners' meet of LCA organised by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited here, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, Avinash Chander said it is possible to achieve such a goal since 165 out of 344 Line Replacement Units (LRUs) are already made in India. In his address to the vendors on Monday, representing ... more »

Russia's Sukhoi builds new $28mln fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-34 Fullback]Russia's new Sukhoi fighter jets cost more than 1 billion rubles ($28 million), Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, the Russian Air Force commander-in-chief, said Tuesday, Aug 12, according to RIA Novosti. "New aircrafts appear, and their cost is enormous. Each plane costs more than 1 billion rubles: Su-30, Su-35, Su-34," Bondarev told Rossiya-24 television channel. The jets need contemporary airfields to work their best, he said. Russia has 150 airfields in use, most of them constructed during the Soviet Union. Read more

Historic first: IDF operates unmanned APC in Gaza

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Unmanned M113 APC]IDF modifies old M113 APC, giving it ability to carry four tons of supplies to soldiers in the field without endangering lives • Vehicle is operated remotely, can travel up to 50 kilometers per hour • IDF officer: We really broke ground with this. During Operation Protective Edge, the Israel Defense Forces used a unmanned armored personnel carrier, a first in history. The vehicle was used to deliver supplies to soldiers on the battlefield. "This is history," Lt. Avidav Goldstein, the head of the IDF's unmanned vehicle unit, said. "I feel we really broke gro... more »

The Z-18F helicopter, China's new anti-submarine weapon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Z-18F]To strengthen the anti-submarine capability of the People's Liberation Army Navy, Z-18F helicopters will likely serve on the Liaoning, the nation's first aircraft carrier, and the Type 071 Yuzhao-class amphibious transport docks, according to a report by the Hangzhou-based Qianjiang Evening News on Aug. 12. The paper cited a Chinese military website which stated that the Z-18F is likely a modified version of the Z-8F helicopter designed based on the French-built SA 321 Super Frelon. From photos posted online, Chinese military expert Li Xiaojian told the paper that th... more »

Sanctions Will Hurt Russia's Rearmament Plans

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SS-18 (Voevod) heavy ICBM]Russia is now in the fourth year of its ambitious state armament program, which aims to modernize 70 percent of Russia's aging military equipment by 2020. After a hesitant start, the annual volume of new weapon procurement is now increasing quite rapidly. But recent developments in Ukraine pose the question of whether the momentum of arms modernization can be maintained. First, there is the direct impact of the breakdown of relations with Ukraine; second, the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union, Japan and Australia. Re... more »

BAE Systems' Artisan radar installed on frigate

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Iron Duke]BAE Systems is singing the praises of its medium-range 3D surveillance radar that can monitor more than 800 objects simultaneously. The system is called Artisan and was developed for Britain's Type 23 frigates but can be used on other Royal Navy vessels as well. It has now been installed on the frigate HMS Iron Duke as part of a scheduled refit. "We are playing a key role in helping the fleets of the future evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the battlespace, creating technology solutions that are quicker, lighter, more resilient and easier to implement... more »

Marilyn Manson - Smells like Children - I put a spell on you.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*I Put A Spell On You, the *classic track from 1956 by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, is back on TV in some car advert. It being on TV again reminds me of this wonderfully throbbing shrieking version by Marilyn Manson, from his early CD *Smells like Children*. Nice.

Things Are Easier Than You Think - Japanese Folk Wisdom

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*"Anzuru yori Umu ga Yasushi" in Japanese. = things are easier than you think. * *Do not think too much before you try. Just do it. It is not so hard for you to clear it. You never know what you can do till you try!* *Source:* *http://japanese-calligraphy-message.blogspot.se/*

A place to sit

risa bear at A Way to Live - 20 hours ago
The summer has been a crowded one, not so much in terms of projects as lots of good company. We're equipped to handle the traffic nowadays, and we enjoy seeing the people we love, from near and far. Yet Beloved and I are essentially loners, and so we have to recharge a lot when we've been visiting for hours or days on end. She recharges by working on correspondence in her office, changing out the duck ponds' water, or walking in a nearby park. I putz around in the potting shed, or lie down with the laptop and post evidence of doom to fb and Twitter, or head out to the zendo. The "z... more »

Bulava missile to be launched in autumn — source

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Alexander Nevsky SSBN]The intercontinental submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava will be launched in September or October, a source in the Russian naval headquarters familiar with the process said on Wednesday. The missile will be launched from Borei-class strategic missile submarines Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh, the source told ITAR-TASS. Vladimir Monomakh was initially planned to shoot Bulava in August or September, the lead vessel Yuriy Dolgorukiy - in November, while Alexander Nevsky was not planned to participate this year. Source

Japan's defense plans raise hackles in China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-20 Powerful Dragon]Japan's new defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, with the Chinese government complaining that its Asian neighbor is using the "China threat" to justify a bigger defense budget. Japan will spend about $49 billion on defense in the fiscal year to March 2015 -- up about 3 percent from the previous year -- in the face of what it says is a worsening security environment in the region. It cites tensions on the Korean peninsula and territorial disputes in the sea lanes running south from northern Asia as its key concerns. Under Prim... more »

Hager v Whale

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 21 hours ago
Nicky Hager (rhymes with lager) alleges that politics is dirty. He alleges it as if that’s news. As if the corpses of a thousand political victims never happened. He further alleges that John Key uses a friendly blog, mainly Cameron Slater‘s, to help get his message out. As if that’s unique. As if not one in a thousand leftwing blogs have any affiliation whatsoever with unions, Labour Party, Greens or the German Billionaire Marxist Maori nationalist party.1 He even further alleges, on the basis of emails and webs hacks he alleges were stolen (somehow) while Cameron’s website was ... more »

Fourteen years since Kursk sank environmentalists watch the seas for next catastrophe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kursk SSN]Today, August 14, marks the 14 year anniversary of the sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine, which went down after an explosion in a torpedo during Northern Fleet exercises in 2001, killing all 188 crew members on board despite the offers of numerous nations to aid in rescue efforts – which the Russian government rebuffed until it was too late. Today, Murmansk, and the Northern Fleet submarine bases of Vidyayevo, Gadzhievo, Zaozersk, and Severodvinsk held memorial services dedicated to the anniversary of the vessel’s sinking. The Kursk, or the K-141, was an Oscar... more »

Kryon - What is Inside of You Physically

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago

Two new submarines to be laid down for Russian Navy in October

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Lada class SSK]Two new diesel electric submarines will be laid down for the Russian Navy in October, Defense Ministry spokesperson for the Navy Igor Dygalov said on Tuesday. The submarines, called Kolpino and Veliky Novgorod, and four other Kilo-class (Varshavyanka by Russian classification) craft are to join the Navy by 2016. Dygalo confirmed that the Russian Navy Ensign would be hoisted on the leading submarine of the series, called Novorossiysk, on August 22. Read more

Blessed Are Those...... by Camille Pissarro

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago

MOSSAD Second MAS Murder of MH17.

Papani at DeadBanksterSociety - 22 hours ago
*MOSSAD Second MAS Murder of MH17.* History as they say, often repeats itself and it is only the fool who does not learn from it. And so have the Malaysians been fooled twice. As the Blessed Prophet of Islam is so fond of saying, “The true believer is never stung from the same hole twice.” This unfortunate series of events has resulted in the disappearance of flight MH 370 early on March 8th 2014 and now once again in July, some 3 months later, the complete destruction of all on board flight MH 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. *DUCK Hunting Season opens or is it DUTCH h... more »

Musical Interlude: Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcc0BWe5SDA&feature=related

Black Elk's Vision

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all children of one mother and one father. And I saw that i... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is not alone. A deep exposure shows that the dark familiar shaped indentation, visible just below center, is part of a vast complex of absorbing dust and glowing gas. To bring out details of the Horsehead's pasture, amateur astronomers at the Star Shadow Remote Observatory in New Mexico, USA fixed a small telescope on the region for over seven hours filtering out all but a very specific color of red light emitted by hydrogen. They then added the image to a full color frame taken over three hours. *Click image for larger size.* The resulting spe... more »

"Your True Family..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, “Illusions”

Chet Raymo, “The Ring of Truth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Ring of Truth”* by Chet Raymo "In Salley Vickers' novel, "Where Three Roads Meet", the shade of Tiresias, the blind seer of the Oedipus myth, visits Sigmund Freud in London during the psychoanalyst's final terrible illness. In a series of conversations, Tiresias retells the story of Oedipus- he who was fated to kill his father and sleep with his mother- a story at the heart of Freud's own theory of the human psyche. At one point in the conversations, as Tiresias and Freud discuss the extent to which our lives are fated, the question of immortality arises. Freud says of Oedipu... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Now I Become Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Now I Become Myself" * “Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, "Hurry, you will be dead before -----" (What? Before you reach the morning? or the end of the poem, is clear? Or love safe in the walled city?) Now to stand still, to be here, Feel my own weight and density! Now there is time and Time is young. O, in this single hour I live All of myself and do not move, I, the pursued, who madly ran, Stand still, stand still, and stop the Sun!... more »

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